The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all schools within our Trust.

Current Policies
The policies below detail the admission arrangements for our school and should be read in conjunction with the Primary and In Year Co-ordinated Schemes and other agreed policies of Devon Local Authority. All policies and procedures seek to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code. There will be 25 reception places available in September 2022.

Our Admissions Policies
You can find our admissions policies below – we review the school policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and our community.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in our school from the start of Reception through to Year 6. These are our determined policies. If you have any comments regarding the policies, you can contact or

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01566 784288 or by emailing

Our Admissions Officer will be able to discuss admissions with you:

Applying to come here
Once you decide you would like a place in reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application, which can be made online at

For the normal round intake into our school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions.

The Local Authority
Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is available at

The appeals process is detailed at

For questions about your child joining our school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct on 01566 784288 or by emailing or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to


Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

Learning Academy Partnership (South West) as admissions authority for Lifton Community Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  1. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021.
  2. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.
  3. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.